If trauma is affecting your mental health, you deserve compassion, care, and support. Full stop.
Sometimes we forget that there's more to life than just being okay.
If you truly cared about mentally ill people, you'd advocate for any paths in recovery that make life more livable for us.
Emotional self-harm? It's a thing.
"Even if I did get a hobby, I wouldn't have had the ability to participate or enjoy it."
And I guess in my mind, I wanted to believe that maybe my kind of crazy was friendlier, gentler.
The psychiatrist said to me, “Have you ever considered stopping the testosterone?”
Give me the '13 Reasons Why' of the 92-95% of people who wake up and have to face a world they weren’t expecting to see again.
Transgender and mentally ill writer, editor, activist, and queer of many feelings.
I even keep a gratitude journal now and I meditate every day – it feels a little gross, to be honest.